5 recent J&J vaccine updates

Five updates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review since the beginning of June: 

June 8: Millions of unused Johnson & Johnson vaccines are set to expire by the end of June, and hospitals and health departments are struggling to figure out what to do with them. 

June 9: A small study published in Nature showed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was effective against several coronavirus variants.

June 10: The U.S. stopped sending new shipments of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to states in a move expected to help clear a backlog of unused doses that are set to expire by the end of June. The pause is expected to be temporary. 

June 10: The FDA extended the shelf life of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine from three months to 4.5 months.

June 11: The FDA ordered Johnson & Johnson to throw away 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine because of possible contamination at Emergent BioSolutions' manufacturing plant in Baltimore. 

 

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